· By Herb Lester

Buchstabenmuseum, Berlin

Extracted from When We Think Of Berlin, buy yours here.

This is where dead signage gathers, some pieces displayed still in all their flickering glory, others installed in rooms according to colour, the letters piled on top of each other, massive and meaningless. There are dimmed examples from the 1940s to almost present day in this curious museum, recently relocated to premises that had previously been an old East German department store.

Buchstabenmuseum Holzmarktstraße 66, Berlin 10179

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